What meter did Shakespeare write in?

Answer William Shakespeare used iambic pentameter as the principal meter in his work. Iambic pentameter is a verse form which has 10 syllables to a line. The even-numbered syllables are stressed (da-DUM).... Read More »

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What year did William Shakespeare write his plays?

William Shakespeare wrote his plays from 1589 through 1613. Shakespeare wrote different types of plays throughout his career, including tragedies, comedies and histories. He also wrote poetry in th... Read More »

What else did William Shakespeare write besides plays?

Besides writing comedies, tragedies and history plays, William Shakespeare wrote many poems. Shakespeare's poetry included at least 154 sonnets and other poems such as "A Lover's Complaint" and "Th... Read More »

How to Write a Sonnet Like Shakespeare?

Shakespearean sonnets certainly have more rules of rhyme and rhythm than your everyday free-verse poetry, but you can be thankful that it's easier than those Italian ones! Here an author of numerou... Read More »

Why did Shakespeare write 'The Taming of the Shrew'?

Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew for the same reason he wrote all of his plays--for money. That's how he earned his daily crust. There was already a similar play out there called The Tamin... Read More »